Parents and Carers
Your child may understandably be concerned or worried by what they see, read or hear in the news, online or at school regarding coronavirus (Covid-19).
We need to be alert to and ask children what they have heard about the outbreak and support them, without causing them alarm.
We need to minimise the negative impact it has on our children and explain the facts to them. Discuss the news with them but try and avoid over-exposure to coverage of the virus.
Let’s not avoid the ‘scary topic’ but engage in a way that is appropriate for them. There are some child friendly materials on the children's tab to appropriately explain what Coronavirus is.
Remember as parents and carers it is equally as important for you to look after your own mental health, please follow the top tips link for suggestions on maintaining your own mental wellbeing.